Beat approached Kampfzone ground up in 2013. This is an incredible feat in itself as the route features obligatory difficulties of up to 8a+. This is the style he preferes though as simply rapping in and bolting from the top would take away a lot from the whole experience.
The route is located high in the Rätikon range at around 2800m, making good conditions rare. This is one of the reasons (another being the sheer difficulty) why it took so long for Beat to be able to redpoint it.
Beat come close in the fall of 2015, but the approaching winter stopped further progress. Last year he had to deal with and rehabilitate a knee injury, but this summer he was back to full strength and could finally succeed on the redpoint.
The pitches: 8b+, 8c, 8a+, 7a, 7c
Planetmountain has interviewed Beat.
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